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Monday, March 11 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Africa or Bust! Content, Monetization, Opportunity

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A huge opportunity exists for content creators, service providers, brands, and media companies on the continent. In Africa, more people than ever have access to the internet, to the tune of 140 million, but this only represents 13% of the population. By 2020, internet penetration in Sub-Saharan Africa is expected to reach 24.7%, outpacing internet penetration rates across the globe and representing a virtually untapped market with unlimited potential. Africans are using their newly acquired connectivity to engage each other, launch tech starts, develop apps, create content and organize grassroots movements.

From mobile money to “smart’ water pumps that send SMS messages when they need repair, Africans are using the web to solve local problems and diversify their economies. This panel will look at the growth, size and characteristics of Africa’s internet market, analyze country specific trends, discuss the content being produced, and outline opportunities for collaboration &investment.

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Agatha Gikunda

@Agatha Gikunda, Head of Solution Sales for Nokia East and Southern Africa is responsible for defining and managing the collaboration between Services and Software teams in Nokia and external stake holders including network operators, software developers, as well as facilitating the building of... Read More →
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Jason Njoku

CEO. Founder. Nollywood. Consumer Internet. Investor

Monday March 11, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Austin Convention Center 500 E Cesar Chavez St Austin, TX 78701

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